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Old 07-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #61
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I'm on the road now. I pull our 22' Surveyor Sport with a Toyota 4Runner (4.7L). I was disappointed with 9-10mpg, but sounds pretty normal. The dry weight on the trailer is about 4000, so probably towing around 5000 pounds, but haven't weighted to know for sure.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:14 PM   #62
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I didn't read all the responses but thought I would chime in. 2010 F150 5.4 and a Roo 21SS I was getting around 11-12 US mpg. Those were 3-4 hour sometimes longer pulls but never over 60 mph. More often 50-55 mph. It makes such a difference. I would let it drop back on the hills and never pushed it over 3000-3500 rpm. Slow down or pay the pump is what I found.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:30 PM   #63
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fair enough. But this comment on that link is what sticks out to me;

"Industry standards dictate that tires with the ST designation are speed rated at 65 MPH (104 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions."

See the "speed" portion of this quote posted (by one of our members) from Discount tire;
Things to know about trailer tires

Either way I stick to my opinion on proper towing speeds safety wise. Tire rating/pressure is only a small portion of what can affect towing safety. Its been proven time and time again that as speeds increase probability of catastrophe/death increases exponentially. Adding an attached trailer to the equation compounds those numbers even more.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #64
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So then why not tow at 35 MPH? Even more safe and better fuel mileage.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:34 PM   #65
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So then why not tow at 35 MPH? Even more safe and better fuel mileage.
Yup! You are correct. Why not? Sometimes I do just cause. Got behind another RV and we did for 2 hours. I was in no hurry and niether was he!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #66
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So then why not tow at 35 MPH? Even more safe and better fuel mileage.
Nothing wrong with that as long as you're not impeding traffic. There's obviously a threshold for speeds. Lets not be unreasonable here. You would obviously want to avoid going so slow in high speed traffic that you run the risk of having your trailer shoved through the back of your tow vehicle by someone beebopping along at 80 mph with a trailer in tow (not being able to slow down in time because they were towing too fast).
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #67
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So then why not tow at 35 MPH? Even more safe and better fuel mileage.
That is not always true. I can get better gas (diesel) mileage at higher speeds (62-63) than I can at some significantly slower speeds.

It is also important to have the right TV for the trailer you pull. For example, with old Trailmanor I use to have if I had pulled it with a V8 instead of a V6, I would have gotten a much better MPG.

Same thing is true for one of the posters here who is getting the same mileage pulling a TT 3,000-4,000 lighter than mine. Granted my price per gallon is about 10% higher, I am pulling almost two of his trailers.

But I went through two trailers and three trucks to learn that lesson...
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #68
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When not towing, my silverado 1/2 ton crew cab (5.3L, 3.23:1 rear end) mileage peaks at approx 50 to 55MPH. I never plotted it while towing, but there is a point where slow doesn't help (in terms of MPG anyway...)
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #69
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When not towing, my silverado 1/2 ton crew cab (5.3L, 3.23:1 rear end) mileage peaks at approx 50 to 55MPH. I never plotted it while towing, but there is a point where slow doesn't help (in terms of MPG anyway...)
X2, got 27 on a 200 mile trip ONCE, held it to 55 on cruise. Calculated from fillup to fillup. Never got that good again, but never held it at a constant speed either.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #70
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I get about 8.5 to 9.5 MPG with Ford Expedition EL towing my trailer approx (6200 lbs dry) probably close to 7200 lbs full loaded. I get about 14 MPG without the trailer, the DW gets about 11.5 unloaded but claims it due to the city driving, LOL.
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